Topic: Data and Technology

Leveraging Trucking Data to Make Key Carrier Decisions for Shippers

As technology advances and continues its march into every facet of our professional and personal lives, we see more and more opportunities to collect “big data” and harness the power behind the numbers. To expand on how trucking data is integral in shaping and driving decisions at Zipline Logistics, our Director of Business Innovation, Dustin […]

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Using Transportation Data Analytics and Zipline’s KanoPI to Improve Your Transportation Network

How are modern consumer product companies using transportation data analytics to find success? They’re using technology to evaluate their vast amount of shipment data and increase transparency into their transportation network, identifying opportunities for improvement and cost savings. According to an article published by Cerasis, “Big data has become synonymous with better business, improving efficiency […]

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ELD Mandate Report; October 2018 Update

Zipline Logistics’ carrier team surveyed more than 150 trucking companies in our network about the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate and its impacts. Goals of the survey included seeing how the market has adjusted since the December 2017 rollout of the Mandate, what preferences and procedures have changed with fleets, and how drivers and dispatchers […]

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Freight Audit: Supplier Penalties and Accessorial Charges

A freight audit is the process of examining, adjusting and verifying freight bills for accuracy. While auditing your invoices for accessorial charges and supplier penalties is just a portion of the entire auditing process, it is an important step to take when looking to lower your transportation spend. There are often repeat offenses that you […]

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Minimum Order Quantity for Pallet Optimization; Case Study

Transportation data analytics help shippers uncover minimum order quantity for pallet optimization, going from breakeven to profitable Overview: A Zipline Logistics customer was shipping pallets of their beverage product into CVS but breaking even due to the cost to transport. Leveraging Zipline’s shipper intelligence tool, KanoPI, they worked with their Zipline solutions consultant to identify […]

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Timely Answers to 5 Big Logistics Questions

The logistics industry is in a rapid state of change and advancement, and its sophistication and development are a work in progress. It seems like every day and every week a new value proposition comes along that continues to shape the industry. This changing environment, particularly ongoing technology trends, brings up some fundamental questions worth […]

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Report: ELD Mandate Impacts, March 2018

Zipline Logistics conducted a survey of 100+ truck drivers to gain pointed insights about ELD impacts. This is the first in a series of reports on ELDs that the company plans to publish this year. (NOTE: October 2018 report now available here.) On-time Deliveries 95% of respondents reported they are struggling to make deliveries on […]

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Surviving and Thriving in an ELD World

Zipline Logistics’ President and co-founder, Andrew Lynch, will be speaking about impacts of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) at the Spring LogisticsConnect Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The event is hosted by Frost Brown Todd (FBT), a full-service law firm in Columbus, Ohio, and is focused on technology and its effects on the logistics industry. […]

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10 Powerful Logistics Metrics to Watch for Success

Management guru Peter Drucker famously stated, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Controlling the performance of business operations, which includes your supply chain and transportation, is nearly impossible without business metrics and data analytics. These quantifiable measures and in-depth discoveries of useful information help evaluate the success of your organization in meeting […]

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Retail Logistics: Right Carrier for the Job

When launching a relationship with a big-box store, it’s essential that brands understand the implications of using “the right carrier for the job.” If using the wrong trucking company for a certain region, route, or customer, brands can end up dealing with delivery issues, upcharges, and unnecessary frustrations. This fact is little known to newer […]

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Using Data to Navigate ELD Impacts

Zipline’s President, Andrew Lynch, recently spoke with The Journal of Commerce’s (JOC.com) Bill Cassidy about ELD impacts. Lynch shared that we’ve been leveraging our data analytics tool KanoPI to identify the customer shipments that are more vulnerable to ELD-related disruptions. We identified that shipments traveling anywhere between 450 and 550 miles will be impacted the […]

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Partnership: Growing Revenue While Helping Clients Spend Less on Trucking

Zipline Logistics’ President, Andrew Lynch, recently spoke with Carrie Ghose of Columbus Business First about our company’s continued growth and the release of new features for our shipper intelligence tool, KanoPI. Lynch shares that customers who ship higher volumes with Zipline gain the most benefit from the data analytics platform. When able to view performance […]

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